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From an email:

Because all gave some, and some gave all. Celebrate the special connection that General Logan has to Memorial Day in Logan Circle – Monday, May 30, 1:00pm

Memorial Day is a day of thanks for the valor of others, a day to remember the splendor of America and those who are at rest. It’s a day to be with the family and remember. We encourage our friends and neighbors to bring a blanket and picnic lunch for you and your family, including those with four legs, to this year’s annual Logan Circle Memorial Day Observance. Monday’s program, starting at 1:00pm, includes a wreath-laying ceremony with the Honorable Eric Fanning – Logan Circle neighbor and newly appointed Secretary of the Army, and live musical performances by the Washington Capitals’ Bob McDonald and the Brassivity Brass Quintet. Be a part of this special neighborhood celebration!”

Full Memorial Day Program (PDF)

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From an email:

“Commemorate Memorial Day with guided tours of the United States Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery, more commonly known as the Soldiers’ Home National Cemetery. Located in Petworth and visited by President Abraham Lincoln, the Soldiers’ Home National Cemetery is the first national cemetery (est. 1861) and also serves as the final resting place for John Logan, who formalized Memorial Day celebrations in 1868 and the namesake of Logan Circle.

President Lincoln’s Cottage will partner with the Armed Forces Retirement Home and Arlington National Cemetery for tours and a wreath laying ceremony at Logan’s mausoleum, which will highlight the history of the Soldiers’ Home Cemetery, notable people buried there, and the history of Memorial Day.

REGISTRATION (FREE)

WHEN: MONDAY, MAY 30

WREATH LAYING CEREMONY AT CEMETERY
10:00 AM

CEMETERY TOURS
10:45 AM and 12:30 PM

Attendees are asked to gather at the bandstand adjacent to President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home 30 minutes prior to each ceremony/tour to be escorted to the Soldiers’ Home Cemetery.”

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“Dear PoPville,

Does anyone know the story of the huge, empty, white stone building on the Old Soldier’s Home property at the corner of Rock Creek Church Road and Harewood? It faces the Soldier’s Home Cemetary and Rock Creek Cemetary. There is an old unused gate at the corner, and the building looks like it has been vacant for many years.”

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2007 18th Street, NW

Big news from the Post’s Express:

“Trevor Frye, the beverage director of Jack Rose Dining Saloon and co-founder of the celebrated basement cocktail lounge Dram & Grain, is leaving the establishment to launch a project of his own in Adams Morgan. A lease is still being ironed out.

The bar, which he hopes to open by the end of the year, will be called Marble Alley, a reference to the notorious D.C. slum known as Murder Bay, which arose in the mid-19th century.”

From Wikipedia:

“In the 1860s, much of the Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site south of Pennsylvania Avenue had become a disreputable slum known as Murder Bay, the home to an extensive criminal underclass and numerous brothels. During the American Civil War, so many prostitutes took up residence in Murder Bay to serve the needs of General Joseph Hooker’s Army of the Potomac that the area became known as “Hooker’s Division.” The two trapezoidal blocks sandwiched between Pennsylvania and Missouri Avenues (now the site of the National Gallery of Art) became home to such expensive brothels that it gained the nickname “Marble Alley.” In the 1870s and 1880s, the avenue was the site of significant competition between horse-drawn streetcar and chariot companies.”


Photo by Michael Horsley “1118 H Street, NE Washington DC, 1988”

“Please join us for the opening reception of ‘Portraits of H Street: Then & Now,’ a photography exhibition celebrating H Street’s rich history! We are truly excited to share this fabulous collection of photographs at the gallery.

What: Opening Reception
When: Saturday, May 7, 7pm-11pm
Where: Gallery O on H, location at 1354 H Street NE

The exhibition will be open to the public on Sunday from noon – 4pm and Tuesday-Friday 1pm – 6:30pm.

Please contact us at [email protected] for more information”